Laura Giggs
      • Laura Giggs
      • Associate Solicitor (HCB Widdows Mason Ltd)
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    Laura Giggs

    Associate Solicitor (HCB Widdows Mason Ltd)

    Areas of expertise - Education Law

    Laura specialises in Education Law, particularly in relation to SEN matters. Laura has successfully assisted many families through the EHCP process and in the SEND Tribunal to secure additional provision for children and young people within schools, as well as obtaining Local Authority funding for specialist school placements.

    Laura’s practice includes assisting families and advising on the following matters;

    • Securing an EHC needs assessment
    • Appeals against a refusal to make an EHC needs assessment
    • Reviewing and making representations on the contents of the Draft EHCP
    • Appeals against a refusal to issue an EHCP
    • Appeals against the contents of the EHCP
    • Securing additional support (including therapy) for children and young people with special educational needs
    • Securing funding for specialist schools for children and young people with special educational needs
    • Failure to provide education and SEN provision
    • Exclusion appeals
    • Admissions appeals
    • Home to school transport appeals
    • Judicial Review for education issues

    Education and Qualifications

    • LLB (Hons) Law, First Class, University of South Wales
    • Legal practice course, University of South Wales
    • Qualified as a solicitor in 2019


    Laura joined the HCB Education Law team in September 2017 as a Trainee Solicitor and qualified as a Solicitor in 2019. Since qualifying, she has practiced solely in Education Law and is therefore experienced in her field.

    Laura understands that the SEN Law system is complex and can be daunting for many families trying to navigate the process. She aims to work closely with individuals and families, providing ‘jargon free’ advice and guidance in an approachable way to ensure they understand the legal process at every stage.

    Laura prides herself on her excellent communication and ensuring that clients are updated on all stages of their case. Her aim is to take at least some of the stress out of the process for families and ensure the best outcome is reached for each case as swiftly as possible.


    “Laura recently provided an excellent service helping us to achieve local authority funded appropriate educational placement for our granddaughter. She was very knowledgeable, professional, kind and understanding . We are extremely grateful for her help and support.”

    “We have used HCB solicitors for the appeal process for our sons EHCP and school placement offer by the local authority. They have been marvellous and thanks to their expertise and support we were successful with our appeal. I cannot thank them all enough, especially Laura who has been an amazing help and support answering numerous questions and supporting us throughout this process. Their knowledge is second to none in this field and I would highly recommend them.”

    “We used HCB to help us navigate the EHCP system. Laura Parratt managed our case and she was excellent throughout. Laura was extremely knowledgeable and professional and helped us to secure the school setting we needed for our son. Would highly recommend using HCB and Laura.”

    “We used HCB to assist us with achieving a good quality EHCP and a place at a Specialist School for our daughter. We worked closely with Laura Parrett in achieving our goal. Laura Parrett was brilliant in managing our process, we felt very confident from start to finish. We were kept up to date very regularly both via email and phone. Laura’s advice, guidance and knowledge was invaluable during the process, something we would never have been able to guide ourselves through. Laura worked closely and professionally with our local authority, and professionals to achieve our goal within our time lines. We would highly recommend Laura Parratt in the specialist area of education.”

    “Fantastic experience working with Laura Parratt who made the whole process stress free. The bonus was that the final bill came in way below the original estimate. Could not be happier with the outcome.”